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CatZinfo – Dried Fruits & Nuts
Last week was Anuga-time! We met many of our readers and could have some pleasant conversations. If we may come to a conclusion: food is booming again! It was crowded and most people were enthusiastic about the fair (though finding a parking place was somewhat complicated). Most markets were active, though we do not think […]
The markets for the new crops are in full swing and rather volatile due to other outcomes than expected. The contents of the message is depending whether the source is on the supply- or demand side. Also on the spot markets there is a lot of activity now the high season is just a few […]
Finally some markets started to move. For apricots the actual yield of the crop is rather disappointing; for walnuts the objective estimate was lower than expected; for Californian raisins the crop will be way much less than usual. We expect the coming weeks certainly more activity. First because buyers were holding back as crop forecasts […]
With some crops already in and other at the beginning of harvesting, it is obvious the season 2017/18 has started. Actually, for most new crops trading has been cautious as several elements either made sellers or buyers hesitant to step in heavily. Also, we see premiums being paid for the first shipments, as buyers had […]
Finally trading eased somewhat now a great number of people are on holiday. We expect after next week everything will be back to normal. Meanwhile we have seen a weaker dollar, touching almost 1,19 for the euro, making some prices somewhat more interesting to import. Most crops are being harvested at this moment (apricots/sultanas) or […]
In spite of the fact more and more people away from the office for their yearly summer break, we cannot but conclude there are still a lot of activities going on. Especially demand on the spot to bridge the arrivals of the new crops from the Northern Hemisphere. However there comes the disappointment as the […]
Due to (early) holidays we have skipped one issue of our CatZinfo, but we are back on track from now on. In the summer months trading activities are normally a little less active, but these days we have to go full throttle. We see active buying interest for the coming Mediterranean crop, where first indications […]
With the ‘not best ever’ INC-congress in Chennai behind us, we are going into the holiday season. Nevertheless markets are active with interest in both spot and long term positions. Most markets are rather volatile in the last months, with some bigger discrepancies between spot and new crop prices. From Brussels we hear the Member […]
Though many of our trade will be in hot Chennai at the INC-meeting and perhaps in vain longing for a fresh cold beer, business these days was active. Interest for the new crops is substantial and buyers looking to cover their positions till the end of the year. Most crops are still looking good, but […]
Due to some (inter-)national holidays the activities slowed down somewhat. For most markets there is a wait-and-see status, now crops on the Northern Hemisphere have passed their most vulnerable stage (blossom) and especially night frost did not occur. Of course some hazards like hail, rain, low temperatures when drying, fungus and other diseases may affect […]